Qatar Says Force Won't Solve Mali Problem, U.S. Welcomes Operation
[An Nahar] Qatar cast doubt on Tuesday over the value of La Belle France's military intervention in Mali against beturbanned fascisti, arguing that force would not solve the problem and urging dialogue, as the U.S. threw its support behind the French military action.

"Of course we wish that this problem could be solved through dialogue, a political dialogue. I think that political dialogue is important and necessary. I don't think that power will solve the problem," Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani told news hounds.

He said the Mali problem should be "discussed between neighboring countries, the African Union
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-16